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Is there a place for draconian leadership in business?

Leaders who put their heads in the sand and wait for disaster to strike create a lot more misery than those who are future focused and willing to make tough decisions early. In the end, they are much less draconian.

Four steps to land your dream job

Today, jobs seekers need a great resume coupled with an excellent job search plan, a thoughtfully-created LinkedIn profile, robust networking, interviewing done just right, plus superb follow-up skills and an amazing attitude to land the job.

How do you pick a charitable board to serve on?

Nobody wants to serve on a board if they can’t contribute or make a significant difference. Life is too short, and the most successful people are too busy running their own companies or working in a senior management position to waste time on something that doesn’t utilize their skills. Look for these three things before committing.

Solar Energy: A secret weapon for increasing property value

Through a new collection of laws designed to reward energy efficiency, limit greenhouse gas emissions and support the expansion of community solar gardens, Colorado is poised to take a leadership position on the national solar stage.

The many ways to put your people first

You may be wondering what you should continue to do, what you should quit doing and what new trends you should adopt to ensure a competitive workplace. In making your decisions, remember that people are your north star and you’ll be headed in the right direction.

The role of trusts in estate planning

When you create an estate plan, there are many considerations to take into account. Among these considerations is whether you need a will or a trust.

Staying Lean on Legal While Forgoing VC Funding

What’s a scrappy, innovative entrepreneur meant to do when they have to stay lean while budgeting for one of the most notoriously exasperating business expenses -- legal? Risk is absolutely inherent to growth, and as such, legal counsel is a non-negotiable aspect of any successful business.

5 Unique secrets to improve your negotiation skills

Learning to negotiate takes practice. Don’t expect yourself to become a pro overnight. After all, even the best negotiators need time to hone their skills.

A Break-Even Analysis of Social Security Considerations

Our analysis for determining the right strategy for clients considers the following factors: 1) break-even analysis, 2) portfolio withdrawal needs, 3) earnings test and 4) planning for married couples. For this article, we will be focusing on break-even analysis.

The difference between marketing and branding

Too many good companies are held back by not knowing when to focus on branding and when to focus on marketing. Know when to double down on branding, double down on marketing and where the two overlap.

Why Valuation Matters for Closely-Held Businesses

We are all working toward an end-of-business ownership event, whether it's an external sale, an internal succession or a transition to your family through an estate plan. Whichever path you hope to take, the change will arrive someday. Knowing this, it's vital to have a strategy in place.

When to Consider Converting to a Roth IRA

Evaluating income tax rates, the ability to pay taxes on the conversion with non-IRA assets, estate tax, minimum distribution requirements and additional income tax considerations.
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